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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:57 am

I've really only got one figure with a name, my intrepid explorer Eddie Hassenfeld, named after watching the sea water forming eddies in the rock pools on the beach at the Wirral near Liverpool and Alan Hassenfeld, of Hasbro fame.


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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:07 pm

gibri wrote:
Like I said, I'm not good with names...









jocolor jocolor jocolor
... i was quite suprised to learn the team leader is called helmet and not called hard hat lol ; i do like ensign black from team white . did you get captain scarlet in the states as a kid bri

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:35 pm

great stuff Pater! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:38 pm

Thanks Al and Dal!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:44 pm

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... i was quite suprised to learn the team leader is called helmet and not called hard hat lol ; i do like ensign black from team white . did you get captain scarlet in the states as a kid bri

Yeah, Hart Hat would be good,lol.

Never saw Cap't Scarlet here, Jim. I first learned of him from SKJ's figure. We had Thunderbirds, Stingray and Aqua Marina but not the Cap't.

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:39 pm


Cool hiker Pete!

Brian..gotta love your colour co-ordinated teams in all their colour co-ordinated splendour!! Who needs names when you have codenames!! lol!

Fuzzhead HQ looks to have been a great group...AmanfromCoaville told me to join....but did I listen?? Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:11 pm

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Cool hiker Pete!

Brian..gotta love your colour co-ordinated teams in all their colour co-ordinated splendour!! Who needs names when you have codenames!! lol!

Fuzzhead HQ looks to have been a great group...AmanfromCoaville told me to join....but did I listen?? Rolling Eyes

It still is a great site Steve Very Happy . I have been a member for years cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:19 pm

somekindajoe wrote:

Cool hiker Pete!

Brian..gotta love your colour co-ordinated teams in all their colour co-ordinated splendour!! Who needs names when you have codenames!! lol!

Fuzzhead HQ looks to have been a great group...AmanfromCoaville told me to join....but did I listen?? Rolling Eyes


Colour co-ordinated splendor...you got that right! lol! lol! lol!

Thanks Steve!

Ol' FHQ has sorta slowed down a bit (a lot), but Dal is helping keep the doors open.

Brian
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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:18 pm

Great idea, unfortunately like others on here none of my men have names except the usual ones like Tom Stone.
I do still have all my childhood figures but never named them other than beardy 1&2 , eagle eye baldy, floppy talker ,Zargon, Tom , Mail away , blue pants and fakey. bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:01 pm

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Great idea, unfortunately like others on here none of my men have names except the usual ones like Tom Stone.
I do still have all my childhood figures but never named them other than beardy 1&2 , eagle eye baldy, floppy talker ,Zargon, Tom , Mail away , blue pants and fakey. bounce

Well lets them James bounce bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:02 pm

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..beardy 1&2 , eagle eye baldy, floppy talker ,Zargon, Tom , Mail away , blue pants and fakey. bounce

Fantastic names James! Simple and basic....but too the point and accurate!

A school mate of mine's 1st, and for a long time, only VAM was a naked PH he'd be given by an older brother. He was still 'Mr Bare-o' long after he'd got some clothes.

..and can I ask?....'Fakey'? was he a KO or something? lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:14 pm

(apologies this is a repost from HQ but I've not had much time recently)

The four of my childhood guys that have been coaxed out of retirement so far. They have appeared in a thread or two already but here's a bit more background on them. Please remember their dodgy names and impressive service records are the product of a kid's over active imagination!)

Meet the team.


Major Joseph Conteky
1970 2nd Issue Basic Soldier



Original Regiment Royal Green Jackets
Also served with the Parachute regiment, 'Unit A', and NATO special Operations. Current posting 1st Tactical Response Team SKJ HQ

Unarmed combat style Krav Maga expert and (when showing off) Savate master.

Specialist skills, Asymmetric warfare specialist (counter insurgency, anti-terrorist and guerrilla), Recon and infiltration. Making it all look easy and looking good while doing it!

Lieutenant Colonel Clifford Sabre
1971 21 Star Free Mailaway Figure.



Original Regiment The Royal Corps of Signals
Also served with the Intelligence Corps, 'Unit A'. Current posting Commanding Officer, 1st Tactical Response Team SKJ HQ

Unarmed combat style  Karate (,,but he can probably do the vulcan neck pinch too!)

Specialist skills  Electronic and cyber warfare. Communications and security expert, surveillance, intelligence gathering and covert operations. Being mistaken for Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four!


Captain (temporary field commission for non-army personnel) Hank Rizzell
1972 1st Issue British Sailor



Original Regiment Royal Navy. HMS Dreadnaught Sub-Mariner
Served with Naval intelligence, 'Unit A'. Current posting 1st Tactical Response Team SKJ HQ

Unarmed combat style Bar room brawler. fisty cuffs and street fighter extraordinaire

Specialist skills Beach head assault techniques, Naval sabotage,Underwater Demolition, Alligator wrestling and being up the creek without a paddle!

Captain Bruce Rosser
1973 3rd Issue Basic Soldier.



Original Regiment 17/21st Lancers
Also served with the Intelligence Corps and 'Unit 'A'. Current posting 1st Tactical Response Team SKJ HQ

Unarmed combat style Krazy legs Crane style Kung-Fu (well it was the 70's and everyone was Kung-fu fighting...it was fast as lightening...and a little bit frightening!)

Specialist skills Expert driver of all types of fighting vehicles, accomplished pilot and looking cool in sunglasses!

The SKJ Crew...keeping the backyard safe since the 1970's!

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:22 pm

Awesome stuff everyone! WOW! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:28 pm

Some great uploads here! Unfortunately I sold my childhood figures back in the 80's something I've always regretted.

Great thread tho!!

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:31 pm

Beatlefan wrote:
Some great uploads here! Unfortunately I sold my childhood figures back in the 80's something I've always regretted.

Great thread tho!!

You should re create them Richard and share them with us cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:34 pm

Awesome upload Steve!, always great to see the SKJ crew, if only they could talk! I bet Hank could spin a yarn or two! lol! and he is the same age as me! Very Happy . The 2.0 oys have been watching the thread intently, waiting to learn more about themselves and their Clone beginnings cheers
I see reed, urm sorry Cliff is keeping them nicely in order, and it is great to know that there are more SKJ old guard waiting in the wings to be re-built! bounce bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:47 pm

so only having one vintage childhood action man , and him not having a name I have tended to name the usual kitbashes like my avatar Lt.col.Kilgore and col.mike Kirby from john waynes green beret I have also bashed a Vietnam era special forces Brigadier general and his name is General Morrison (my surname )
but just recently I have flocked a few joes and named them here is a pair that have a bit of character , others to follow !
FLOCKS BY ME !
Left ,Troy "SOUL PATCH" Jones  and Right, Donald "SILVER FOX" Murray

ARMED TO THE TEETH

" WHEN NO ONE ELSE CAN, ADVENTURE TEAM CAN "

Here is another little team who have names , this is an old picture as they all have name bands and U.S.M.C title Bands on their chests which where purchased from 1/6th scale king


Not being able to afford an original usmc jungle fighter or even able to find a desimone replica , I thought I would bash my own with the two uniforms I could lay my hands on !
Left to right
Ricardo "BANDIDO" Vazquez a resident of South L.A. joined the Marines at 17, it was that or gang life
Anton "GUMBO" Adrieux , originally from New Orleans and of creole descent ,claims to be the groups head chef !well he likes to garnish the chow
Niall "PADDY" Fitzpatrick, a tough new Yorker ,it was either the police or the military for him, why the marines? , why not ! paddy also joined at 17 after leaving the care of the blessed sisters of the sacred heart  !
Thomas "ZULU" Brown III, Thomas is proud of his roots  
his great grandpa was named john brown and settled in Detroit Michigan ,to work in the new Motor Industry , Thomas's father and grandfather(both named Thomas) both served in the army his grandfather was a red ball express driver in ww2 !

United as Brothers in the United States Marine Corps
Semper Fi

these two guys I purchased from ebay , they where custom re-flocks on vintage action men and I immediately thought they looked like aussies so named them Digger and Bruce and dressed them appropriately

DIGGER : The slang term for an Australian or New Zealand private soldier. This word (said to have been used originally among gumdiggers, especially in New Zealand) became common among New Zealand and Australian soldiers in 1917 It displaced “cobber” (comrade) and “mate” as a form of address. During the third battle of Ypres it came to denote an Australian private, much as “Tommy” denoted a British soldier "
I think Bruce came from here !..........lol
https://youtu.be/_f_p0CgPeyA

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:53 am

An outstanding post Jay! all the lads looks terrific! bounce bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:08 pm

Beatlefan wrote:
Some great uploads here! Unfortunately I sold my childhood figures back in the 80's something I've always regretted.

Great thread tho!!
hind-sight is it a wonderful thing or a curse do you think

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:13 pm

digger and bruce i like both of them nice back story btw

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:06 pm

There are distinct trends appearing here! Suspect

Seems like there are three types of VAM names...

The nick names...stumpy, beardy, etc quiet often based on a particular figure's attributes or imperfections.

The characters..Joe and Hank, Jake and CH5, etc, where a child watched too much TV or had too much time on his hands and created a complete persona for his VAM. lol!

..and the Kitbash accessory name. (This kind's pretty cool) Where the VAM gets a name that adds to the theme like a well chosen item of kit. C.A calling a VAM 'Bruce' adds to the ozzie feel just as well as adding a slouch hat does. Wolf Soldier's 'Fritz' is another great example. You can really go wild with un-PC 1970's stereotypes! lol! Joe started off in this category as I got a SOTC Russian uniform the same birthday I got him and Joseph Stalin was the only Russian I'd heard of. Had I been a bit older with a bit more general knowledge poor old Joe might have been Boris or Ivan!

ps Monty Python has a lot to answer for! That 'Bruce' sketch was one of the reason one of my guys got that name too!..Great minds and all that! lol!


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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:59 pm

some great points Steve Very Happy , watching too much TV? I guess that is where all my lads names came from bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:00 pm

I forgot to mention my latest creation ! part of the atomic team, Codename :- McAtomic , Scottish ex sas member sustained horrific injuries on a failed Halo Jump entered into the atomic man programme given gen 2 laser eye amongst other cyborg adaptations ,


As mentioned before Brig.Gen. Morrison
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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:28 pm

somekindajoe wrote:
Jet- wrote:
..beardy 1&2 , eagle eye baldy, floppy talker ,Zargon, Tom , Mail away , blue pants and fakey. bounce

Fantastic names James! Simple and basic....but too the point and accurate!

A school mate of mine's 1st, and for a long time, only VAM was a naked PH he'd be given by an older brother. He was still 'Mr Bare-o' long after he'd got some clothes.

..and can I ask?....'Fakey'? was he a KO or something? lol!

Oh yeah , you guessed it KO
Had quite a few of these as a kid but one joined the action man ranks while the others became cannon fodder. Twisted Evil

Steve Is it just the four of your guys that have names or do the others have names that you haven't mentioned yet ?


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PostSubject: Re: Top Secret - Operation Dropkick - Did/Does your Action Man have a name?   Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:30 pm

Great looking figures Captain action, always love looking at your different bashes.
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